Confiteor meaning

kən-fē'tē-ər, -ôr'
A prayer in which confession of sins is made.
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A formal prayer, as at the beginning of a Mass, in which sins are confessed.
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A form of Roman Catholic prayer in which public confession of sins is made.
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Origin of confiteor

  • Latin Cōnfiteor I confess, the first word of the prayer first person sing. present tense of confitērī to acknowledge confess
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin, I confess. See confess.
    From Wiktionary